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    Default Suggestions please - Sub $400 3G Tablet for retired couple

    Must be 3G capable, they dont have an internet account and are looking to go on the telecom $19/mth prepaid plan..
    They would like to read magazines through Zinio, check their banking, that sort of thing.

    Suggestions please.

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    Default Re: Suggestions please - Sub $400 3G Tablet for retired couple

    One of these?

    The Nexus 7 is just under 400

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    Default Re: Suggestions please - Sub $400 3G Tablet for retired couple

    The 2Degrees $100 for 12GB/6 months is a better deal.

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    Default Re: Suggestions please - Sub $400 3G Tablet for retired couple

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex B View Post
    The 2Degrees $100 for 12GB/6 months is a better deal.
    For Cromwell township, Im not sure 2Degrees is up here yet. Is the Nexus 7 3G?

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    Default Re: Suggestions please - Sub $400 3G Tablet for retired couple

    No, the Nexus 7 is wifi only, however they could couple their purchase with one of these http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/pa...bile-wifi-e587 (or something along those lines, second-hand). Or if they already have a smartphone, use the tethering capability it has to get their internet access...

    How tech savvy are they?

    It may be (and I hate to even type the words) that a second-hand iPad might suit them - especially since it has a larger screen. And crApple stuff is ideal for crumblies who don't know what they're doing....

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    Default Re: Suggestions please - Sub $400 3G Tablet for retired couple

    2D roams off Vodafone which would be very expensive, the 12GB packs cannot be used in towns where they don't have their own towers. The casual rate is expensive.
    Voda or Telecom for data in small towns, Telecom might get the bigger tick for data speed thou .. .

    Diff courses for diff horses but I'm in favour of the larger tablets if you are gonna use a real tablet.

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    Default Re: Suggestions please - Sub $400 3G Tablet for retired couple

    Looks like there's a 3G version at Noel Leeming, and DSE but its 499 not 399. The $399 one is wifi but not 3G I think

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    Default Re: Suggestions please - Sub $400 3G Tablet for retired couple

    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    No, the Nexus 7 is wifi only, however they could couple their purchase with one of these http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/pa...bile-wifi-e587 (or something along those lines, second-hand). Or if they already have a smartphone, use the tethering capability it has to get their internet access...

    How tech savvy are they?

    It may be (and I hate to even type the words) that a second-hand iPad might suit them - especially since it has a larger screen. And crApple stuff is ideal for crumblies who don't know what they're doing....
    The Nexus 7 is available in 3g.

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    Default Re: Suggestions please - Sub $400 3G Tablet for retired couple

    Quote Originally Posted by icow View Post
    The Nexus 7 is available in 3g.
    This. Was looking at it in Hardly Normal the other day for my grandfather.
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